The mostly forgotten iPod touch may get its first refresh since 2012. A "source familiar with Apple’s future product plans" told AppleInsider that the iPhone maker will release a new iPod touch model later this year. The source did not indicate if the new iPod would receive a larger screen like the iPhone 6 models, but they did mention that Apple may decide to let it remain at its current size. The fifth-generation iPod touch still features a 4-inch display like the iPhone 5 and the same innards as the iPhone 4s.
Easy-Doks has announced the new CR19 smart charger with Smart Current Detection (SCD) technology for safely charging of up to 3 devices at one time. The CR19 is capable of charging iPhones, Android devices, Blackberrys, iPads, Kindles, iPods and so on. It also features a Bluetooth keyboard, clock radio with FM stereo and a high quality speaker system for listening to music while you charge your devices.
The SCD technology adjusts the flow for each device to avoid harmful overcharging, and the Bluetooth keyboard allows you to type on your tablet while you use the docking station. The CR19 also ships with a “Tidy-Cable” organizer to keep your multiple cables tangle free.
Easy-Doks will officially unveil the 3 port smart charger at CES, which is being held January 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Kids aged 6 to 12 want an iPad for the holidays more than anything else this year. According to a survey conducted by Nielsen Wire, 48% of kids surveyed said they want an iPad, and 39% want a Nintendo Wii U. Apple's iPod touch and iPad mini tied for third with 36% of the vote, and the iPhone beat out other smartphones, gaming consoles and tablets with 33% of children's interest.
While the 4th generation iPad and iPad mini are readily available from Apple and other retailers, the Wii U is largely sold out across the U.S.. Holiday shoppers have been turning to third party sellers, and online tracking services such as whohas.it to find a Wii U console. Scott Moffitt, executive vice president of marketing at Nintendo of America, said Nintendo is doing everything they can do to ensure the Wii U will be on store shelves this shopping season. However, some are accusing retail stores of hoarding Wii U consoles for Black Friday sales. Either way, it looks like Apple products will be the much easier gifts to find and buy this year.
iOS 6 brings over 200 new features to the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Some of the most talked about features include Apple's new 3D mapping technology, the Passbook app and cellular Facetime, but what other changes does Apple's newest firmware offer?
For the iPad iOS 6 brings a new clock app and the iPhone 4S exclusive Siri. Unfortunately Siri is only available for the new iPad, not the iPad 2. Siri has also been updated to look up sports related info like scores and schedules, make restaurant reservations via OpenTable, and post to Facebook or Twitter.
Other key features include: Facebook integration, turn-by-turn navigation and iCloud tabs in Safari... Read on for the complete iOS 6 changelog.
Tablet fans waiting for a smaller, more affordable iPad will have to wait a little longer. Apple did not announce the rumored 7-inch iPad as some hoped, instead they announced the long-awaited iPhone 5, a 2.5-inch iPod nano, and fifth-generation iPod touch on Wednesday in San Francisco.
There weren't many surprises during the iPhone 5 presentation as most of the next-generation rumors finally turned out to be true. The iPhone 5 does feature a hybrid metal and glass back, 4G LTE speeds and a larger 16:9 ratio in-cell touch display. Apple managed to make the new iPhone lighter and thinner without sacrificing battery life, and added a new and faster A6 processor. The iPhone 5 also stayed the same in price. The 16GB model will cost $199, the 32GB model is $299, and the 64GB version is $399. The iPhone 4S was reduced to $99, and the iPhone 4 is free with a new contract. Pre-orders for the iPhone open on September 14. Full shipping and availability will commence on Friday, September 21, and iOS 6 drops on September 19.
We know one thing for sure, Apple is going to announce the sixth-generation iPhone tomorrow, September 12, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts at 10:00 am. What we don't know is what the new iPhone will be called, and if Apple will also announce the rumored iPad mini or new iPod touch. Here's what we think we know: Judging from the press invite (below) Apple will call the new device the "iPhone 5", not the "new iPhone" like it did with the third-generation iPad. Several reliable sources claim Apple will hold a special iPad mini event a few weeks after tomorrow's announcement, but they will announce a new iPod alongside the iPhone 5.
The new iPod is expected to feature a 4-inch display with a resolution of 1136 x 640, and a more powerful A5 processor. The iPhone is rumored to be 2mm thinner than the iPhone 4S, and to also feature a 4-inch screen. It's unclear if the phone will be powered by a new A6 chip, or the same A5X processor found in the iPad 3. All three devices, and all future Apple products, will feature new smaller dock connectors. Apple will reportedly sell their own branded adapters individually for $10, or three for $29. The iPhone 5 should also be 4G LTE compatible in the US, Canada and in parts of Asia and Europe as well.
You can now catch up on all the saved programming sitting on your DVR by streaming your favorite TV shows to your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. TiVo Stream allows you to beam high-definition quality content to up to four devices in your home. This way you can watch TV while you make breakfast, go to the bathroom or brush your teeth. TiVo Stream also allows you to take your shows on the road, and turns your iPad into a TV by giving you the ability to view the guide, record a show or watch it live.
By now every iOS fan has heard the rumor about the next generation iPhone featuring a smaller dock connector. It was originally reported Apple was working on a 19-pin connector for the iPhone 5, but recent rumors have suggested Apple is going for even less pins, maybe as low as 8... And now, iMore claims the iPhone is not the only iOS device receiving a makeover in 2012.
According to iMore, Apple "intends to update their entire lineup of iOS device products to support the new, miniaturized dock connector, and to do it as early the rumored September 12 special event this fall." This means the iPod nano, iPod touch and a new version of the 9.7-inch iPad will all be receiving a refresh next month. If true, this will be an unprecedented move by Apple.
Pod2g made a big announcement one day before the Hack In The Box security conference in Amsterdam is set to kick off. The iOS hacker announced that it's only a matter of days until an untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak is released.
Previously pod2g tweeted "something big’s going to happen at HITB related to jailbreaking." He also linked to the Chronic Dev Team's Twitter page in the same tweet. The Dev Team will be creating the bundled tool for the jailbreak when it's released.
Read on for the complete list of supported devices. iPhone 3GS and iPod 3G owners should be happy to notice that both devices have been added to the supported section.
Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode II is now available for purchase in the App Store. This is the fifth Sonic game for iOS devices. In Sonic 4: Episode II you and a friend can team up as Sonic and Tails to stop Metal Sonic and Dr. Eggman's evil alliance.
The game features Gamecenter, accelerometer support, Cloud Save, and a special unlock for users who own both Episodes I and II. Sonic 4: Episode II is a universal game compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. It requires iOS 4.0 or later.